My mother lives alone
Elderly

My mother lives alone

Anxiety in the elderly with Dr Soumya Hegde

Aditi Surendra

A common scenario that one may come across is a parent refusing to seek help for a mental health issue, whether it’s depression or anxiety. In this episode Dr Hegde addresses the challenges faced, and shares information on helping your parent manage their anxiety in such a situation.

‘Anxiety in the elderly’ is a weekly video column about geriatric anxiety. In this column, geriatric psychiatrist Dr Soumya Hegde gives the viewer a thorough picture of anxiety in the elderly population. Including, the kind of anxieties they deal with, the symptoms of the anxiety, its diagnosis, treatment, and what caregivers can do to ease the elderly persons’ discomfort.

Dr Hegde specializes in the management of challenging behaviors in dementia, and other complex psychiatric presentations in the elderly population.

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Credits:

Camera - Bhagyanath Viswanath

Editing - Mohan Kamakshi

Music: Dan Lebowitz - Birds in Flight via YouTube audio library

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